This month our engagement ring of the moment is a gorgeous yellow gold cluster ring, featuring an emerald cut diamond centre stone, colour H and clarity SI with a diamond set halo and shoulders, total diamond weight 0.50ct.
As for proposal inspiration, we love the romantic image of a candlelit dinner over-looking the River Ness. The Mustard Seed has a fantastic atmosphere made even more special by it’s balcony – the perfect setting to pop the question!
With another week of gorgeous weather forecast, why not propose with our beautiful engagement ring for May. This design is from our brand new collection and is available in a variety of precious metals and diamond qualities, starting from £1555 with a total diamond weight of 0.73ct
As for proposal location, nothing compares to spending a summer day at the beach! We especially love Findhorn beach with it’s quaint beach huts and spectacular views.
To top it all off, enjoy a romantic picnic with a beautiful picnic hamper from Old School Beauly.
This month our engagement inspiration comes directly from a customer that our lovely Rosie had assisted in the past. After purchasing a diamond engagement ring the gent carefully unwrapped a chocolate Easter egg and split the egg using a hot knife. Once the ring was safely inside he pieced the egg back together and wrapped it again. He then presented the egg to his now fiancé as an Easter treat and she discovered it with much surprise when she cracked it open.
Our spotlight ring features Platinum and a 0.54ct, G/VS2 Oval Diamond and we think the perfect egg to replicate this fantastic proposal would be one of the lovingly hand-crafted eggs from Ingrid & Lucas’ Chocolate Story in the Victorian Market.
This month our ideal proposal comes as the perfectly pear diamond ring. This ring is ideal for an understated beauty who loves minimal and subtle jewellery.
With March’s wild weather we think the perfect setting for popping the question is whilst having a romantic dinner for two at the wonderful Chanterelle Kinkell.
The chefs at the restaurant boast an impression résumé having spent time working at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in London and Restaurant Martin Wishart in Edinburgh. Rest assured the food will be just as spectacular as the view.
What’s even better is that the restaurant is situated at the Kinkell House Hotel, so your perfect evening really doesn’t have to end.
This month we celebrate our love of engagement rings with the Platinum and Diamond Embrace Ring.
We just adore the elegant intertwining strands of pave set diamonds – perfect for somebody with a feminine and sophisticated style. The Embrace ring is also available with the Embrace wedding band to compliment.
Our proposal hot spot this month would be Culloden Woods. Embark on a romantic stroll and declare your love under the woodland canopy or to St Mary’s Well to make a wish together.
To celebrate we suggest afternoon tea at the nearby Culloden House Hotel.
January, a month of new beginnings and positivity for the year ahead. We also think it is a wonderful month to propose! The Highlands are particularly breath taking when in winters grasp, with many scenic spots providing the perfect backdrop for one of life’s most romantic moments.
Our favourite engagement ring this month is this endearing Platinum and Diamond Halo.
For some January engagement inspiration we love the idea of a proposal taking place at dusk on Knockfarrel or neighbouring hill “The Cat’s Back” as it is affectionately known locally. The short walk to the top ensures stunning views for miles and the colours cast by the setting sun are simply extraordinary.
Celebrate with a wee nip of Glen Wyvis Gin and spot the distillery from across the Valley!
Since Colin Campbell & Co was founded over 40 years ago, we have regularly had the pleasure of designing and making bespoke jewellery for our customers. Creating a bespoke piece of jewellery is incredibly rewarding for both us and you to see a simple idea become a beautiful piece of jewellery – truly a tomorrow’s heirloom! Here is a step by step guide of our bespoke process:
The initial meeting with the in-house designer will be a discussion based on style and material options. If you have existing jewellery that you would like to be remodelled we can inspect the condition and advise what would be suitable for incorporating into your new design. Rough sketches may be drawn during this meeting as you and the designer bounce ideas. This is a great opportunity for us to get to know you and what you are looking for from the process.
More precise technical drawings will be created following your initial meeting and once a final design is approved you will receive a professional paint up to give you an accurate representation of the design before work begins on a 3D CAD model. It is at this stage that we would help you to select your stones, whether they be a semi-precious coloured gemstone or a GIA certificated diamond.
The use of 3D CAD modelling in jewellery is a fascinating innovation allowing for greater accuracy and speed in the making of a item. We can share with you the drawings and renders throughout this section of the process, giving you an exciting insight to modern manufacture in the jewellery industry.
The next part of the process is to have the 3D CAD file rapid prototyped. This involves producing a resin or a wax which you can view in store allowing you to gain a greater appreciation of how the finished item will look.
Once you have approved your resin/wax we will then proceed to casting in your chosen metal. On passing quality control it will then be finished, polished and expertly stone set.
Born from the idea discussed at your first appointment a beautiful, new and unique piece of jewellery is now yours to enjoy.
As you may be aware, Colin Campbell & Co is a family run independent goldsmiths situated in the Victorian Market, Inverness. With over 40 years experience in the industry we have an extensive knowledge of diamonds, precious metals and gemstones. Having an onsite workshop has also allowed us to gain in depth knowledge of both old and new methods of craft for creating bespoke pieces and repairing your jewellery to the highest standard.
With our new website almost a year old we have experienced a lot of new and existing customers shopping with us from the comfort of their own home! If you haven’t done so already, we invite you to join us online where you can shop, browse and keep up to date with our blog.
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